Two people, said to be a man and a woman, were killed on Sunday on the Nicosia-Limassol highway just outside the capital reports said. According to Politis, the accident occurred around 2pm near the GSP stadium. It appears the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle and hit the barrier on the highway. […]
“British Forces Cyprus can confirm that a member of the British military has been arrested in connection to the road traffic incident on July 29 which resulted in the death of Corporal John Fernandez,” said a British military statement on Tuesday.
“A thorough investigation is now underway and it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this time,” it added.
A British Forces official said that the British soldier was arrested on Monday but give no further details to his identity or whether he would appear in court.
Fernandez, serving on Cyprus, was run down on July 29 while walking within the British military base of Dhekelia near the southern coastal town of Larnaca.
Police said on Sunday that with two road deaths in the past two days, and a total of five this month, plus two more people critically injured, that it did not seem the ongoing loss of life was impacting drivers to change their ways.
“This is unfortunately the conclusion we can draw from the statistics. In just the past 24 hours, more than 500 drivers were booked for speeding, while alcohol driving controls showed that one in five drivers had alcohol in their systems beyond the permissible limit,” a statement from the force said.
Some 517 drivers were caught speeding, it added in some cases the speed reached 150kph, 154kph, 163kph and 172kph on the highway but also 100kph in a residential area where the limit was 50.With regard to driving under the influence of alcohol, out of the 466 drivers checked, 89 exceeded the permitted alcohol limit and were booked.
In the case of a 48-year-old driver in Limassol, his blood alcohol level reached 197mg instead of 22mg, the legal limit. The driver, police said had refused to take an initial breathalyser test and so was arrested.
In another case, in Paphos, a speeding driver tried to evade officers, who had signalled him to stop. When they caught up with him and he was breathalysed, it showed alcohol levels of 102mg.
A British soldier from Dhekelia, 33, was killed on Saturday night in a hit-and-run. According to police, the incident happened around 8.30pm on the Famagusta-Larnaca road, 100 metres from a petrol station in Dhekelia. The unidentified driver was heading towards Larnaca. Under circumstances being examined by police, the car hit and fatally injured the solider […]
The accident took place shortly before 9pm Friday in the Astromeritis to Troodos road, when 21-year-old Pantelis Dimou lost control of the car he was driving, crashing into a cement wall and overturning.
Dimou was trapped in the wrecked car and had to be freed by the Fire Service.[…]
The incidents happened on the Troodos-Nicosia motorway at around 2am on Monday, as, according to police, a few minutes before being hit by the car, Chrysostomou was involved in an accident. When she and the other driver got out to exchange details, a 24-year-old who was driving by hit her, causing her serious injuries. […]
Police chief Zacharias Chrystostomou ordered an administrative probe into a Limassol fatal road accident last May in which three people were killed, after the father of one of the victims reported that the Limassol traffic police botched up their investigation.
The chief ordered the probe after the father claimed the Limassol traffic police that investigated the accident, were responsible for delays, omissions and irregularities.
A 29-year-old man from Anthoupolis, Nicosia, Marios Polydorou, died early Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding on Strovolos Avenue veered off course, hit a pavement and crashed into a wall. The accident occurred at around 3am, police said, when Polydorou lost control of his motorcycle. The 29-year-old, who was not wearing a protective helmet, […]
Traffic officer Emilios Kafas said the old man was hit by a vehicle driven by a 48-year-old, as he tried to cross the road.
Following the incident, he was transported by ambulance to the General Hospital where, despite the doctors’ efforts, he succumbed to his wounds five hours later.
The 48-year-old’s alcotest indicated he was not drunk, and when questioned he said he had not noticed the victim as he had walked into the road from inbetween stationary cars.
Limassol traffic police are investigating.
Iosif Paraskeva from Polemidhia apparently lost control of his car while travelling on the Erimi to Episkopi road at around 11pm, colliding with another vehicle carrying a family of four.
Paraskeva was freed from the wreckage by the fire service and rushed to hospital where he died a few hours later.